Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 5 August 2019


The stadium was full of Peruvians fans who colored the stands red and white.

Water Polo

The clamor of the fans had a main role in the debut of the Peruvian women's water polo team against Mexico, by the preliminary of group B in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

In this context, the grandstands of this venue at the Villa María del Triunfo Sports Center were pigmented by a characteristic red and white, which the fans carried to testify that the entire Peru was playing. 

They gathered together to claim the performance of the seven athletes who represent Peru for the first time in this sport at the Pan American Games.

Despite the adverse outcome against the experienced Mexican team, they did not lose their bravery. The unconditional support of the Peruvian fans was essential to score a discount from the hand of the youngest player of the Peruvian squad, Nizerrat Gauthier.

“I was thrilled to see my cousins, aunts and grandmother motivating me from the grandstands to score a goal. The relatives of my teammates attended as well. And when you're in the water, the words of encouragement motivate you to keep going because you realize that you play the role of representing Peru,” stated the Peruvian by the end of the game.